virgin human hair uk
Six hundred students and 200 parents attended The Silver Ring Thing on February 17. This event promoted purity and chastity to teens.

News & Events

For press inquiries, please contact: Kimberly Speirs, Executive Director, The John Paul II Life Center,, 512-407-2900.

Recent Events


The Silver Ring Thing
Far exceeding everyone’s expectations, 600 youth and 200 parents attended Central Texas’ first Catholic Edition of the Silver Ring Thing. The event, co-sponsored with the Diocese of Austin, was held at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy on February 17, 2012. For a first event, we were told to expect 300 students. God certainly had something much, much better in store!

The Silver Ring Thing is a national program started in 1995 which promotes abstinence until marriage centered on a Christ-focused relationship. Since then, nearly 200,000 teenagers have committed themselves to strive for chastity after attending this program.

Inaugural Benefit Dinner
The John Paul II Life Center Inaugural Benefit Dinner sold out with 350 guests at the elegant Four Seasons Hotel on November 1, 2011. Highlights of the banquet included a powerful speech by broadcast news analyst and author Fr. Father Jonathan Morris. Hear it on Catholic New Media and the presentation of the “Dignity in Life Award” to Texas Alliance for Life Executive Director Dr. Joe Pojman and his wife, Bea, for their tireless efforts on behalf of the pro-life movement.

Priests’ Appreciation Dinner
Bishop Joe Vásquez and 40 priests from the Diocese of Austin came together on September 13, 2011 for fellowship and to hear Dr. Jeremy Kalamarides from the Vitae Clinic and Dr. Tim Field of Bryan/College Station speak on their journey to becoming pro-life physicians The two also spoke on the latest medical advances in NaProTECHNOLOGY™ and Natural Family Planning.


John Paul II News – Winter 2012 

John Paul II News – Summer 2011


John Paul II News -- Winter 2010

Audio Podcasts

Kim Speirs'  Address at Texas Rally for Life 2012

The Silver Ring Thing , Austin Catholic New Media


Vitae Clinic and Open House with Sheri Danze ; Austin Catholic New Media


Fr. Jonathon Morris’ keynote address at the John Paul II Life Center Inaugural Benefit , Austin Catholic New Media

JPII and Inaugural Benefit with Tim Von Dohlen; Austin Catholic New Media


Mary's Touch - John Paul II Life Center

Mary's Touch - Sheri Danze on the Vitae Clinic

Mary's Touch - Chris Danze & Tim Von Dohlen

Mary's Touch - Dave on Intercessory Prayer & Pat Von Dohlen

John Paul II Life Center and Vitae Clinic - Relevant Radio October 10, 2010

All About Life - Relevant Radio June 4, 2010

Tim Von Dohlen - guest on the show; Relevant Radio; Drew Mariani Show; October 2011

Tim Von Dohlen -guest on the show; Radio Maria, Quest for A Culture of Life in America with Steve Koob


In the News

November 2011; Catholic Spirit; Priests’ Dinner

July/Aug 2011; Catholic Spirit; NFP Fosters Better Communication, doctor says

Jan/Feb 2011; Celebrate Life Magazine; 25 Years of Love and Life at the Pope Paul VI Institute

October 2010; Catholic Spirit; Vitae Clinic helping to build ‘Culture of Life’

September 5, 2010; Zenit World News; John Paul II Life Center Board Members receive Good Samaritan Medal

Educational Presentations

NFP Presentation by Dr. Kalamarides June 26, 2011

Recent Press Releases
The Silver Ring Thing Release



Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst
Click here to view the official endorsement letter

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
Click here to view the official endorsement letter

Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz
Click here to view the official endorsement letter